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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- The Walmart Supercenter in Olathe near W. 135th Street and S. Black Bob Road will be closed until Saturday morning so crews can clean and sanitize the building. 

According to a member of Walmart's Corporate Affairs team, the decision to close the Walmart Supercenter location 13600 S. Alden St. was made "as part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building."

The location will stay closed on Friday so crews can restock the shelves. 

Then, the store is set to reopen and 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. 

Their official statement on the matter is as follows: 

“Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and customers, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts. When the store reopens Saturday, we will continue conducting associate health screens and temperature checks, and all associates will be provided with facemasks and gloves.

These protocols are in addition to the extensive measures we’ve put in place during the pandemic to help protect our associates and customers, including installing sneeze guards at registers, temperature checks and mandatory mask-wearing for associates, placing social distancing signage and enacting emergency leave policy for associates who are unable or uncomfortable coming to work. Additionally, through the help of our health ambassadors, we will continue requiring customers to wear protective facial coverings while inside the building.

We will continue working closely with elected and local health officials, adjusting how we serve the community while also keeping the health and safety of our customers and associates in mind."

No further details have been provided by Walmart at this time. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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